Sunday, December 1, 2013

Salt Dough Orniments

One Christmas, we decided to make cookie ornaments from
a recipe I found from one of my mom's old recipe books.

Here's the basic recipe:

4 parts flour
1 part salt
1 part warm water
Rolling pin
Cookie cutters

1. Preheat oven to 300.
2. Mix salt & flour
3. Stir in water.  Add more 1 tbsp at a time if dough is too thick.  Stir until smooth.
4. Knead several times to get out the air and lumps
5. Roll out abut 1/8 - 1/4" thick.
6. Cut out cookies.  Using a straw, poke a hole in the ornament for the ribbon.
7. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 60 - 90 minutes.  Ornaments should be dry and hard, but not brown.  If they start to brown, turn temp down to 250 and cover with aluminum foil.
8. When cool, finish off with paint, sealing glaze, glitter, and all the bedazzle you want.

Rolling out the dough for Christmas cookie ornaments
Some of his cut-outs, done all by himself.
A tennis racket, very festive!
Laying them down gently
Baking the ornaments

They were a little brittle and puffed up more than I hoped, but we painted them with tempera paints and they were spectacular (in the eyes of a toddler). 

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